Add a fruit or a vegetable to every meal. Dont skip breakfast, ever. Breakfast actually reduces your total calorie intake, and jump starts your metabolism in the morning, very helpful for weight loss.
For snacks, focus on fruits and veggies or carbs like muffins. Muffins are yummy, too! Dont work so hard at skimping on food, but focus on what youre eating, instead. This can take a few weeks to ease into, but if you set up a schedule of 4 or 5 weeks, and add a new habit each week, it will be very easy.
Walk for at least 15 minutes every day, or a half hour every other day.
Following the walk, lay down on the floor and do flutter kicks. Lie on your back and put your hands by your hips. Then, pretend that there is water that comes just to your chest, and you have to keep your head above it, and splash your feet in the water. This especially helps to tighten/ strengthen the lower abs, and the lower back, and helps you fit into your clothes even faster! Also, if your arms are a problem, try doing simple pushups, starting at the dining room table, or wall, to begin. Just put your hands about 6' below your neck on the wall to begin, and do 5 sets of 10 the first week. You can do reverse push ups too, by facing away from the wall and placing your hands by your hips, and pushing off the wall in sets. Gradually, move to a table, then a chair, then the floor. Once you can do push ups on the floor, you can graduate your legs, on books, then on a chair.. this can really tone up your arms, but its a gradual process! Stick with it!